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Bifacial Breakdown: Know when and how to use these dual-sided PV panels

Bifacial Breakdown: Know when and how to use these dual-sided PV panels

August 21, 2018 at 8:00 am 2 comments

Bifacial modules are like the sports cars of solar modules; they boast industry-leading efficiency breakthroughs while upholding unsurpassed aesthetic standards. Frameless bifacial modules showcase some of the highest power efficiency outputs in the solar industry because they absorb light from both sides to increase energy yield. Residential Applications For residentialRead More

Tilt in Action: Meet the Fourth Generation Tracker from AllEarth Renewables 

Tilt in Action: Meet the Fourth Generation Tracker from AllEarth Renewables 

August 14, 2018 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Not all tracking systems need acres of land. AllEarth Renewables offers an alternative to rooftops for those doing residential and small C&I work. Now on its Generation 4 Solar Tracker, AllEarth is building on the strengths and history of the first three generations. Here is what’s changed: Structure Made fromRead More

Shave and a rate cut: How solar + storage solutions are shaving peaks, saving big bucks

Shave and a rate cut: How solar + storage solutions are shaving peaks, saving big bucks

July 23, 2018 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Shaving the peaks off commercial and industrial (C&I) electric bills is the top revenue stream for energy storage systems, and given the trend in increasing utility charges for time-of-use consumption, peak shaving can pay for a system in as little as three years, system providers say. Just how high theRead More

Solar FlexRack TDP 2.0.

Tracking Trackers: We look at what’s new with these seven solar trackers

July 5, 2018 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

What are you looking for in a tracker? Longer rows with fewer spans? A two-up bifacial module setup? A simple central drive configuration with reliable bearings? More self-powered options? There are a lot of trackers in the segment, and we wanted to highlight some of the cool, innovative features outsideRead More

Submit your projects to our Project of the Year awards

Submit your projects to our Project of the Year awards

June 19, 2018 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

I started to sum up our July/August issue by saying “it’s all about innovation!” and nearly barfed. Ugh. Innovation. You know what I mean? For one, it’s a word overused to the point of being meaningless. But my gag reflex is caused more by the aura around it. Everyone wantsRead More

Install Inequality: Nearly half of U.S. residential rooftop solar potential is currently out of reach

Install Inequality: Nearly half of U.S. residential rooftop solar potential is currently out of reach

June 18, 2018 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

One of the largest barriers to solar adoption on a wide scale is the wealth gap, and it will require more problem-solving than a mandate to overcome it. A new report released by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows that nearly half (42 percent) of all the United States’Read More